Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachustts Gotoarrow.png Barnstable County Gotoarrow.png Dennis

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{{Wikipedia|Dennis, Massachusetts

Establishment and former town name(s)

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].

19 June 1793: Incorporated as a town, from part of Yarmouth.

Archiac name: Nobscusset, Sesuet

Section/Villages within the town: Dennisport, East Dennis, North Dennis, South Dennis, West Dennis

Boundary Changes

12 July 1945:

8 May 1947: Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Dennis and Harwich established.

Neighboring Towns

Brewster | Harwich | Yarmouth | Cape Cod Bay to the north, Nantucket Sound to the south




All locations in Dennis unless otherwise specifically listed.

Ancient Cemetery (18th Century)
behind Town Offices on Main St.
South Dennis

Baker Family Cemetery (1853)
near Swan River Rd
West Dennis

Dennis Village Cemetery (1794)
Old Bass River Rd., Rte 6A

Gravesite of a child who died from smallpox
corner of Setucket and Airline Sts

Hall Family Cemetery (1696)
Whig St.

Howes Family Cemetery (1650)
New Boston Rd

Indian Cemetery
Rte 6A, on shores of Scargo Lake (no markers)

Oak Ridge Cemetery (1970)
Rte 134

Paddock Family Cemetery (1707)
off Rte 6A

Quaker Cemetery (1720)
Mayfair Rd

Quivet Cemetery (1823)
South St. East Dennis

South Dennis Congregational Church Cemetery (1796)
Old Main St. and Old Bass River Rd
South Dennis

Swan Lake Cemetery (1847)
Depot St. Dennisport

West Dennis Cemetery (1823)
Fisk and Pond Sts

Wixon Family Cemetery aka Smallpox Cemetery (1849)
east of Summer St

Werden-Worden-Homer Cemetery (1639)
off Rte 6A

Centennial celebrations, etc.

Church History and Records




Land and Property


  1. USGS GNIS FID 618252
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Military Hiastory and Records


Town Records

Vital Records


Voting Registers

Societies, Libraries and Museums